“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent that survives. It is the one most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin.
Embracing the teaching moment is embedded in the web of the teachers’ code of being. The challenges of Covid classrooms push the “teachable moment” to a whole new level. For a 7 year old, Covid means chromebooks. It is not just the community chromebook in the literacy corner, it is their very own chromebook and they quickly became the master of this tool.
In just a few weeks, my second graders could log into their Zoom room, check assignments on Google classroom, share their screen, navigate between platforms like they are on a seesaw as they use SeeSaw. They can follow the scheduled links to make their way to Art, Music and PE, and complete reading logs on A to Z. They have mastered the drag and drop and copy and paste (not easy tasks for small hands still building fine motor skills).